South Coast stepping up in the fight against cancer

NORTH BEND, Ore. -- A local non-profit organization called Girls Fight Like Girls was started by two women, who despite battling breast cancer themselves, want to help others by easing that financial burden that comes with the fight.

With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, they're getting help from some local businesses.

One of those businesses is Yellow Cab, who will be donating $1 from every ride in their pink cab throughout the month.

Jeremy Oliver with Yellow Cab says they have done this in the past, and the donations keep growing. "I think the first year we generated about $1,100, next year about $1,300, so this year, we hope to break $1,500," he said.

Oliver says they want to get as many riders in the pink cab as possible. "Ask for the pink ride, we'll send the car to you," Oliver said.

Flying Chicken Tattoo in North Bend is also helping out, offering two cancer related tattoos at their event on October 27. Rachael Dunn says they want to raise as much money as possible. "The point is to get as many done in one day as we can, and 100% of the proceeds are going to go to Girls Fight Like Girls."

Shawna Griswold is with the non-profit, and says the excitement about helping to fight cancer is spreading throughout town. "Now that we're picking up interest from other local community members that want to support us, we expect to be able to offer larger gifts very soon," she said.

Along with the two fundraisers going on this month, Girls Fight Like Girls will be set up at the Coos Bay Wine Walk on October 4.